We’ve had a crazy few days here at D*S getting the redesign up and running (and de-bugging like crazy), so I couldn’t think of a better and happier way to kick off DIY day than by introducing our newest team member: our resident upholstery expert, Amanda Brown of Spruce Austin! I’ve been a massive, massive fan of Spruce’s work since they first opened, and I feel incredibly lucky to have Amanda as part of our team. She’ll be joining us every month to walk us through the ins and outs of doing your own home upholstery. It’s no small task, but if anyone can break it down and get us started, it’s Amanda. So stay tuned later this month for her Upholstery 101 series. My hope is to get a 101 level series done for all major home skills (DIY, Before & Afters, etc.), so we can walk you through just about any project or idea you see on the site.
In addition to Amanda joining the team, she recently launched a fantastic how-to upholstery DVD called Spruce At Home Volume 01: Tight Seats and Backs (you can watch the preview above). If you’ve ever wanted to see someone break down upholstery in video form, this fun and informative look at one of the more daunting home skills you can master is a great one. You can check out more of the video right here and pick up a copy for $50 (about ten times less than the average upholstery class I’ve seen online). Congrats to Amanda and her producer Chris Hatcher (that’s them up top), and thanks again to Amanda for joining the team! xo, grace